Cannes Docs


Original title: Only on Earth

Directed by: Robin Petré

Produced by: Malene Flindt Pedersen, Signe Skov Thomsen (Hansen & Pedersen, Denmark); Carles Brugueras, Marieke van den Bersselaar (Polar Star Films, Spain)

Country of production: Denmark, Spain

Runtime: 90' / 58'

Expected release: January, 2025

Production stage: Post-production

Budget: €1 069 035 (70% in place)

1st feature: No

Looking for: Festivals, Gap Financing, Buyers, Distributors


A journey deep into southern Galicia, one of Europe’s most vulnerable wildfire zones, during the hottest summer ever measured. Humans and animals alike struggle to cope as inextinguishable fires draw closer. Wild horses have roamed the Galician mountains for centuries and are indispensable when it comes to fire prevention by grazing but they are vanishing in today’s clash between human progress and nature.

Director’s profile:

Robin Petré is a Danish film director based in Copenhagen. Her work revolves around our coexistence with nature while placing the audience at eye level with the animal world, and her award-winning films have screened at numerous festivals around the world. Her feature-length debut FROM THE WILD SEA (2021) premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival with a nomination for the Berlinale Documentary Award, and received the Grand Prix at the Global Science Film Festival among other awards. Her short film PULSE (2016) was awarded the Silver Dove for An Outstanding Artistic Contribution at DOK Leipzig. Robin Petré was among the Jurors of the 2022 IDA Awards. She’s an alumna of Berlinale Talents (2022), Nordic Film Lab (2020) and IDFAcademy (2019). She holds an MA in Documentary Film Directing from Doc Nomads (2015).

Producer’s profile:

Malene Flindt Pedersen is co-owner and producer at Hansen & Pedersen. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, she has produced and co-produced a number of internationally renowned documentary films. Malene is Chairwoman of WIFT Denmark and on the board of the Danish Producers’ Association. From 2006-2012 she was Head of development of Short and Documentary at the Danish Film Institute. Signe Skov Thomsen holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, has a background in publishing and has worked with documentary production for 8 years; the past 6 years in close collaboration with Malene Flindt Pedersen. Signe is an EAVE Producers Workshop graduate and alumna of IDFAcademy. The film is co-produced by Carles Brugueras and Marieke van den Bersselaar from the Polar Star Films, one of Spain’s most prominent Spanish documentary production companies on the international market.